This may be the most important unit in the course.

We’ve found that the best way to have a low-stress management experience is by screening out problem tenants before they have a chance to move in.

Learn directly from the experts as they teach you how they screen prospective tenants.

If you only watch one unit in this course, watch this one.

Lessons In This Module

  1. Module 5 – Introduction
  2. 5 Simple Steps to Get Great Tenants
  3. How to Establish Your Rental Criteria
  4. How the Application Process Works
  5. How to Run and Understand Credit Checks
  6. How to Check Rental History, Criminal Records & Income
  7. How to Check References
  8. Next Steps & Action Items

Bonus Videos

Role Play Videos


You may need to right-click the following links and select Save Link As to download the file to your computer

DocumentDescriptionDownload / Link
Rental Application and CriteriaUse this as a starting point for creating your own rental application and rental criteria.

As always, have your application and criteria reviewed by your attorney or landlord-tenant legal specialist.
Download PDF
Background Check ServiceThis is the credit and background check service used by some of the mobile home park owners mentioned in this module.Visit Site
Rental History Verification RequestUse this as a starting point for creating your own request to the applicant's current or previous landlord.

As always, have your final document reviewed by your attorney or landlord-tenant specialist.
Download Word Doc
ADA Web SiteThe Department of Justice's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) web site.Click Here to Open
Fair Housing LawsFair Housing Laws and Executive Orders on the Department of Housing and Urban Development Web SiteClick Here to Open
Fair Housing RegulationsFair Housing Regulations and Discriminatory Conduct under Fair Housing LawsClick Here to Open
Credit Score page on WikipediaExplanation of credit scores and credit reporting agencies in various countries.Click Here to Open